My Brother’s Husband Manga to End in May 2017

The June 2017 issue of Futabasha’s Monthly Action magazine is revealing that Gengoroh Tagame is ending his My Brother’s Husband (Otōto no Otto) manga in the magazine’s next issue on May 25, 2017. The chapter will have a color opening page.

Tagame began serializing the manga in Monthly Action in November 2014. Futabasha published the manga’s third compiled volume in October 2016.

Pantheon Books is releasing the manga in two-in-one omnibus volumes, and the first volume will ship in June 2017.

Source: ANN

Yokusaru Shibata to Launch Kai Tenwan Manga in May 2017

This year’s 10th issue of Kodansha’s Evening magazine is revealing that Yokusaru Shibata will launch a new manga titled Kai Tenwan in the magazine’s next issue on May 9, 2017. The manga will have a color opening page, and will feature on the issue’s front cover. The manga’s first chapter will be 34 pages long.

The 10th issue of Evening magazine is also publishing the final chapter of Shibata’s Yōkai Banchō manga on April 25, 2017. Shibata launched the series in January 2015. Kodansha shipped the sixth compiled volume on February 23, 2017.

Source: ANN

The Betrayal Knows My Name Manga Ends

Hotaru Odagiri ended her The Betrayal Knows My Name manga in the June 2017 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Asuka magazine on April 24, 2017. The magazine notes that Odagiri will launch a new work “around” Summer 2017. The 13th and final compiled book volume of The Betrayal Knows My Name is scheduled for May 24, 2017.

Odagiri launched the manga in Monthly Asuka in 2005, and Kadokawa published the manga’s 12th compiled book volume in August 2016.

Source: ANN

Hotaru no Hikari SP Manga to End

The June 2017 issue of Kodansha’s Kiss magazine is revealing that Satoru Hiura’s Hotaru no Hikari SP manga will end in the magazine’s July 2017 issue, which ships on May 25, 2017.

Hiura launched the series in the magazine in January 2014. Kodansha published the manga’s fifth volume on January 13, 2017.

The original Hotaru no Hikari manga series ran in Kiss magazine from 2004 to 2009 and spanned 15 total collected volumes.

Source: ANN

Voice Actor Yoshimasa Hosoya Goes on Hiatus to Treat Throat

The staff of voice actor Yoshimasa Hosoya has reported that he is going on hiatus from work to undergo treatment for his throat after a doctor’s diagnosis. He plans to return to work before the end of 2017.

Hosoya’s credits include Rintarō Kira in Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan Season 2, and Kakeru Tengenji in STARMYU Season 2. Free! -Timeless Medley- Yakusoku (Promise), the Free! compilation film centering on Rin and Hosoya’s character Sōsuke, will open in Japan on July 1, 2017.

Source: ANN

My Impressions of Anime I’ve Recently Watched: your name.

While I was on vacation last week, I had the opportunity to see a subtitled screening of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film in a movie theater. I’d been hearing a lot of positive buzz about this film, so I wanted a chance to see it in a movie theater.

your name. focuses on two characters: a girl named Mitsuha who is bored of country like and wishes she is a handsome Tokyo boy, and a boy named Taki who lives in Tokyo. The two start switching bodies intermittently, but their memories of each swap fade quickly (in a similar manner to dreams). As they start having their friends and family telling them that they’re acting strangely sometimes, the two of them start leaving notes for each other to explain what happened when their bodies were swapped. One time, Taki learns from Mitsuha about a comet that’s supposed to pass Earth during her town’s festival.

At this point, some very interesting twists start taking place in the story. Just as you think you know what’s going to happen, Shinkai throws in another twist that changes your perceptions. I can’t say anything further about the plot, due to providing spoilers, but I will say that the twists that appear in the story kept me on the edge of my seat as I watched the film.

After seeing the entirety of your name., I would have to say that it’s the strongest story that Shinkai has presented in one of his films. It felt like a fully realized story, unlike some of his earlier works. Technically, the audience is never given a true explanation for the body swapping, but the story is so riveting that by the end, the viewer doesn’t really care about not having that explanation. I also appreciated the character development and character depiction for both Mitsuha and Taki. They came across as realistic teenagers, and I found myself caring about both of them throughout the film.

When it comes to the animation, your name. did not disappoint. The backgrounds are lush, and it’s obvious that care was taken with character designs. The combination of the story with the beautiful animation makes your name. an endearing film that viewers will enjoy watching.

To me, your name. is the best film that Makoto Shinkai has directed to date. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be able to add this film to my anime home video library.

Information on the Code:Realize Anime

Information has been revealed for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Code:Realize PlayStation Vita game.

Hideyo Yamamoto is directing the anime at studio M.S.C. Sayaka Harada is handling the series composition, and Joe is handling scenario supervision. miko designed the original characters, and Aya Nakanishi is adapting those designs for animation. Akiharu Ishii is the chief animation director. Ryō Takahashi is composing the music at Lantis.

The cast includes:

  • Saori Hayami is Cardia
  • Tomoaki Maeno is Arsène Lupin
  • Junichi Suwabe is Abraham Van Helsing
  • Tetsuya Kakihara is Victor Frankenstein
  • Showtaro Morikubo is Impey Barbicane
  • Daisuke Hirakawa is Count Saint-Germain
  • Yuuki Kaji is Finis

Code:Realize is scheduled to premiere in Japan in October 2017.

Source: ANN